Jesus Christ is risen today;
Our triumphant holy day,
Who did once upon the cross
Suffer to redeem our loss.
Hymns of praise then let us sing,
Unto Christ our heavenly King,
Who endured the cross and grave,
Sinners to redeem and save.
Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia, Alleluia.
But the pains that He endured,
Our salvation have procured.
Now above the sky He’s King,
Where the angels ever sing.
We fall down to the ground: Glory to the King!
Overcome by the sound as the heavens sing!
We will rise, lift our eyes to the Lord of Hosts!
Raising hands, lifting hearts:
Glory to the Most High God!
Words: 14th century Bohemian Latin carol (Surrexit Christus hodie); tr. Lyra Davidica, 1708, alt. John Arnold (The Compleat Psalmist), 1749
Music: Zac Hicks, 2010
©2011 Unbudding Fig Music (ASCAP)